Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding in Japan has installed ClassNK ShipDC’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP) on a bulk carrier newbuilding to monitor its performance
It has also installed Furuno Electric’s open platform (FOP) to collect data and send it to shore enabling the shipyard to access performance data for analysis and trending using the ship’s satellite communications equipment. FOP collects the navigation data from the voyage data recorder and engine performance information from a data logger.
Once ashore, data is stored at the IoS-OP data centre and is analysed using Napa’s Fleet Intelligence program. Analysis results are shared with Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding in line with the common rules of IoS-OP, enabling the shipyard to monitor the performance of the ship in service.
This unnamed bulk carrier is the first vessel to incorporate all elements of IoS-OP, with the platform for collection, distribution and utilisation of the operation data.
Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding also equipped this vessel with energy-saving add-ons.
IoS-OP enables the effectiveness of these to be observed during actual activities by the parties involved, which could lead to further optimisation of ship operations.
ShipDC said it would continuously work to improve ship safety and contribute to the environment and economic rationality through data utilisation. It promotes further acceleration of the collection, distribution and utilisation of data in the maritime industry with IoS-OP at the core.
This is a universal platform, facilitating the sharing of ship operations data among shipbuilders, manufacturers and related service providers without compromising the profits of data providers.
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